Monino (Russian: Мо́нино) is an urban locality (a work settlement) in Shchyolkovsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 23 kilometers (14 mi) east of Moscow. Population: 22,821 (2010 Census); 20,017 (2002 Census); 18,582 (1989 Census).
According to another version, the history of the settlement can be traced to a small farm, whose owner was a man of Monin. In 1926, airfield for heavy aircraft was built, became the first to settle Heavy bomber brigade. The subsequent history of the village is closely connected with aviation. The status of urban-type settlements was granted in 1946.
Until 1965 it was part of the Noginsk District.
The Central Air Force Museum in Monino is one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. 173 aircraft and 127 aircraft engines are on display, and the museum also features collections of weapons, instruments, uniforms, artwork, and other air-related items. A library containing books, films, and photos is also accessible to visitors. Tours are given by ex-pilots. The museum opened its doors in 1958. Since the museum is situated on the territory of a military division (Gagarin Air Force Academy), all visitors must pass the entrance gate to the complex. It is no longer required to first obtain special permission to visit (Summer 2006).
There is a Mineral spa complex Monino capable of serving 150 people simultaneously.
Monino is home to VVA-Podmoskovye, current champions of the Professional Rugby League, Russia's national rugby union competition. VVA have won the title eight times, in 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. They were also nine-time winners of the Soviet Championship.
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